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moroccan country bread with flour and herbs on a table
5 from 4 votes

Moroccan Country Bread

Here is a rustic bread to from Morocco also known by its Arabic name Khobz Maghrebi.  This is an easy bread that comes together quickly with some very basic ingredients.  You would typically serve this with a tagine type meal and use the bread as the utensil. 

Course Bread
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword authentic, baking bread, easy bread, old fashioned recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 4 servings
Calories 812 kcal


  • 6 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 cups water luke warm
  • 1 Tbsp. dry active yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil for brushing
  • 2 tsp salt Kosher

* I recommend using a stand up mixture for this recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a large bowl mix water and yeast and stir until dissolved. Add salt.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour at a time and mix until dough forms a ball.
  4. Turn ball on a floured surface and shape the dough into a 10" log.
  5. Cut 3 equal portions.
  6. Shape each portion into a ball.and place on a floured board.
  7. Cover and let rise for about 1 hour.
  8. Brush each ball with olive oil and bake for 30 minutes on bottom rack.
Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Country Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 812 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 1175mg51%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 162g54%
Fiber 6g25%
Protein 23g46%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 9.9mg55%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.